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ICMA Centre lecturer wins Henley Business School’s 2013 Research Output Prize

The ICMA Centre’s Dr Ioannis Oikonomou has been awarded the University’s 2013 Best Research Output Prize for Henley Business School. Each year the University awards Faculty Output Prizes for the best research outputs from each of its four faculties. Dr Oikonomou won the award with his research paper* “The Impact of Corporate Social Performance on Financial Risk and Utility: AContinue reading

The LIBOR/ TIBOR ‘Scandal’

The large fine imposed on RBS last week suggests that a ‘scandal’ took place in the banking world over the setting of LIBOR. Yes – there was probably systematic mis-pricing of LIBOR which enabled some traders and some banks to profit at the expense of others. But the LIBOR issue simply highlights a much wider problem in financial markets whichContinue reading

The criminal responsibilities of … economists?

Using the events of L’Aquila and the subsequent convictions of Italian seismologists as a starting point, Dr Ioannis Oikonomou goes on to explore the extent to which economists could and should be held accountable for economic and financial turmoils. In case you have missed it, a few months ago it was widely reported in the media that half a dozen Italian seismologistsContinue reading

Finance and the Middle Ages – Two new publications

We are off to a great start to 2013 with two new publications from ICMA Centre Academic staff. The two articles are available now for download and in paper copy. The first article, Rich Pickings from Medieval Pilgrims, is available for download at the HistoryToday magazine’s website, and was written by ICMA Centre Head of School, Professor Adrian Bell, and ProfessorContinue reading

DIIS Conference: Central Banking in the Context of the European Crisis

Senior Visiting Fellow at the ICMA Centre, Richard Comotto, will be speaking at the upcoming conference organised by the Danish Institute for International Studies, titled Central Banking at a Crossroads: Europe and Beyond. The Conference will focus on the future of Central Banking in the post-crisis period and look at how to restore stability to financial systems. Richard Comotto will be a panellist inContinue reading

2012: the year in News

2012 has been an exciting year for the ICMA Centre, filled with success and records. We had the pleasure to announce a new Head of School, Professor Adrian Bell, in August and three new members of faculty joining us – Dr Nadia Kappou, Dr Ogonna Nneji and Miriam Marra. We would also like to mention again, Dr Ioannis Oikonomou, forContinue reading

ICMA Centre Profiles – Juvereya Shoab

Today we meet Juvereya Shoab, one of the four students being awarded the prestigious student award scheme at the University of Reading, the Chancellor’s Award. What inspires you about your chosen subject of study? The field of finance has always fascinated me given its rapid development and tumultuous history. I have been intrigued by the resilience of the financial worldContinue reading

ICMA Centre Profiles – Yihan Zhou

One of our recent recipients of the Chancellor’s Award takes some time out from her studies to answer some questions for us. What inspires you about your chosen subject of study? It has long been my dream to work in the finance industry, which inspired me to choose Finance and Investment Banking at the ICMA Centre. The subject provides me withContinue reading

PhD Student Satchit Sagade published in Bank of England Working Paper

ICMA Centre PhD student Satchit Sagade recently published a working paper for the Bank of England together with Research Economist for the Bank of England, Evangelos Benos. The paper entitled “High-frequency trading behaviour and its impact on market quality: evidence from the UK equity market”, studies the behaviour of high-frequency traders in the UK equity market and analyses its impactContinue reading

ICMA Centre students Christmas party

It has only been a couple of months since we welcomed new and returning students to the ICMA Centre, but with the holiday season fast approaching, the end of the first term is almost upon us. To celebrate, the ICMA Centre students and staff attended the annual Christmas party. The party started just after six, as students came out ofContinue reading